SUB & TEMP POSITIONS - CONTRACTUAL/CONTRACTUAL C PROFESSIONAL (M0262)
BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Open Until Filled
EEO and Employee Misconduct Human Resources Investigations Specialist - Office of Investigations and Records Management, Human Resources
Supervisor, Office of Investigations and Records Management
Investigates complaints of alleged employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation related to compliance with EEO laws and related policies and rules, as well as employee incidents of misconduct, child abuse, bullying, and criminal activity, related to compliance with applicable laws and regulations and policies and rules. Prepares and presents reports, findings, and determinations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Conducts investigations of allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation related to compliance with EEO laws, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and State Government Article Title 20, Annotated Code of Maryland and other related laws and regulations and policies and rules.
Conducts investigations of allegations of employee misconduct and bullying related to compliance with Board of Education Policies and Superintendent's Rules.
Prepares questions for and conducts thorough interviews of parties, witnesses, and other involved individuals in compliance with policies and procedures and any applicable collective bargaining agreements. Obtains affidavits as appropriate.
Conducts unbiased reviews of complaint files, correspondence, and other documents to determine facts of the cases. Conducts professional analysis of facts gathered during course of investigations to determine whether there has been a violation of Board of Education Policies, Superintendent's Rules, or relevant laws and regulations.
Drafts investigative reports, summarizing relevant facts and analyzing under relevant policies, rules and laws and regulations. Prepares statement of positions for external agency submission.
Investigates and drafts reports on issues related to compliance with EEO laws (discrimination, harassment and retaliation), workplace bullying, and other related laws and regulations. Interviews employees, supervisors, witnesses and others to determine the facts of the case.
Identifies potentially disqualifying information, falsification, and material omissions on applications for employment. Interviews applicants who disclose potentially disqualifying information and determines their suitability for employment. Analyzes and develops procedures and practices related to background checks and investigations.
Prepares and presents reports of findings and determinations. Testifies in criminal trials and administrative hearings. Represents the Baltimore County Public Schools at unemployment hearings, and related events as appropriate.
Consults with administrators and supervisors and provides guidance on matters pertaining to progressive discipline, employee misconduct, employee assistance program, training resources and other resources to improve workplace behaviors.
Assist in preparation and presentation of training programs and workshops.
Maintains files and electronic databases. Documents all case activities from the initial complaint to resolution and closing the investigative file.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education,Training, and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, human resources, political science, or a related field. Six years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources investigations.
Juris Doctorate (JD) or advanced degree in English, political science, government affairs, public administration, or a related field preferred. Five years demonstrated EEO investigation experience preferred.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of EEO Investigator Certification preferred.
Possession of a valid class C Maryland driver's license or an equivalent is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources investigations. Knowledge of employment discrimination laws and regulations including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and State Government Article Title 20, Annotated Code of Maryland. Knowledge of EEO-related laws, codes, regulations, and standards. Knowledge of the principles and best practices of management.
Knowledge of criminal justice, law enforcement, and security. Knowledge of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Family Law Article, Part IV, Maryland Criminal Law Article and related laws and regulations pertaining to background checks and investigations. Knowledge of the Criminal Justice Information System.
Demonstrated ability in conducting personnel or employee relations investigations.
Strong writing skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to conduct thorough and professional interviews. Skill in interviewing parties to determine the facts of a case.
Critical thinking skills, a strong work ethic, solid organizational and time management skills, a willingness and ability to adapt to sudden changes.
Ability to adhere to established timelines for completion of all investigations including EEO and employee misconduct.
Demonstrated proficiency with communication skills, both written and oral. Skill in preparing and presenting reports. Skill in speaking and presenting before groups.
Skill in conducting background checks of current and potential employees.
Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to maintain files and records accurately.
Knowledge and skill with technology and office software application; database, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:
Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is committed to providing the highest quality education to BCPS students and staff while ensuring the health and safety of its students, employees, customers, clients, contractors, interns, and other visitors.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Employees in this class are subject to call to duty in emergencies and may be required to work evenings, weekends, and beyond their normally scheduled hours as needed.
$50.00 per hour
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below:
- Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
- Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
- Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $106.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment. Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).
Questions regarding this position can be directed to the Office of Staffing-Temporary Services - 443-809-8952.
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